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Scott Carmona (Right) Scott Carmona, Y Board President chats with Brian and Annette Kay during the After Hours event. Brian Kay is the CFO of McLaren Health Care - sponsor of the After Hours.
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Dow Bay Area YMCA Hosts Business After Hours

Attendees Applaud Health, Fitness & Activities Facility

April 19, 2012       1 Comments
By: O. J. Cunningham

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Scott Carmona, Dow Bay Area Family Y Board President, was all smiles at the midway point of the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce's April Business After Hours.

"The turnout is just fantastic, Carmona said, as Chamber Members chatted and networked in just about every open space on the 1st floor of the new facility.


Dow Bay Area Family YMCA
CFO of McLaren Health Center, Brian Kay, echoed Carmona's sentiments. "McLaren is proud to be the sponsor for tonight's After Hours," Kay said. "This building is a splendid showcase for the community," Kay went on. "It's wonderful that so many business men and women are getting an opportunity to see this building and everything the Y has to offer."

Carmona went on to explain that the intent of the new Dow Y facility was to become the city's center for health, fitness and community activities. "This facility was built for the community and built for the use of everyone in the community," Carmona said.


Bay Area Chamber of Commerce President Mike Seward (Right) smiles for the MyBayCity camera. With Seward are: (L/R) Representatives from Crete's Ideal Party Store - Jerry Crete, Jay Crete and Jay's wife Anne (with an E). (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)


Longtime YMCA members like Randy Wackerle and Sandy DeGreif took small groups of interested business types on guided tours through the two-story structure that includes weight rooms, exercise equipment of all kind, swimming pools, basketball courts, paddleball courts, locker rooms, day care as well as conference and meeting rooms.

"This (After Hours) is the perfect venue to show off this fantastic facility," said Chamber President Mike Seward. "Everything is right here for everyone to see," Seward continued. "It's beautiful, simply beautiful."

Scott Carmona pointed out that the membership as of Thursday April 19 (2012)at the new YMCA is right at 4,800. Membership at the old Madison Avenue facility was around 2,200 Carmona went on to say.

"Anybody that attends the After Hours tonight can get a certificate that's worth $100 credit toward their sign-up fee," Carmona said. "We're very aggressive in our campaign for new members," Carmona added.

The current membership rates are:

  • Households: $936 annually, plus a one-time $234 fee to join. Covers up to two adults, all dependents and full-time students in the household.

  • Adult and seniors: $528 annually, plus a one-time $132 fee to join.

  • Youth memberships (ages 17 and under): $216 annually, plus a one-time $54 fee to join.

    Additional one-time sign up fees may also be required.




    (L/R) Brandon Sutkowi of Meadowbrook Insurance, Robert Robinson of Robinson Appraisers and Scott Callahan of Charter Media gathered together to partake in an evening of business networking.
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)



    President of Bay Future, Magen Samyn and Andy Lieber of Showcase Mitsubishi shared conversation during the After Hours event.
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)


    Photographs below feature a the completed Dow Bay Area YMCA.


    (Above) LAPS in the pool then treat your muscles to the hot-tub while the Kids can enjoy the slide and lazy river.


    (Above) By numbers of ellipticals you will never have to wait for time for your cardio work-out


    (Above) Ping-pong and foosball


    (Above) squash and racquetball courts


    (Above) A knowledgeable staff member always on hand to give you an in depth overview of the Cybex, cardio and strength equipment


    (Above) No need for treadmills with this 1/8 mile track on the second floor rounding the basketball courts and the free weight area


    (Above) Lounge area with TV over looking pool area





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    YMCA SUPPORTER says:       On April 20, 2012 at 09:48 AM
    Great Article OJ, Thanks to MYBAYCITY and all you do to support all that is good in Bay City, Michigan.
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    O. J. Cunningham

    O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of MyBayCity.com. Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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